Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Anyone out there? Thanksgiving finds Mrs. Dome, Yosey (the wonder dog) and me driving down to Palm Springs.
Why? We’ve never been! With chow and multiple dog requests for stops, we took close to 9 hours to get here. We celebrated the holiday at Tony’s Pasta Mia in downtown. Musta been the only place open – there was a continuous waiting line of 15 people all night. I had the turkey special. Anyway, the drive down made me realize just how sparse California is – and how jammed the LA basin is. With respect to my friends in SoCal, there are just too many people down here. Suburbs for hours on end! All this made me reflect on how lucky we are to have places like Yosemite. The Wilderness Act of 1964 has words that say there need to be: “areas where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain” …. and that has “outstanding opportunities for solitude.” – Amen. Serenity now.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Let me take you down, ’cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields. Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about. Strawberry Fields forever.” – The Beatles
*Mr. Half Dome – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com